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Road Accidents, Whitchurch

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 10 March 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the repeated accidents, some of them fatal, at the corner by the church, Andover Road, Whitchurch; and whether he will take measures to ensure that illuminated warning notices will be erected as soon as practicable?

I regret that during the past two years some 20 accidents have occurred at the place to which my hon. Friend refers. Sixteen of these accidents involved military vehicles; only four of them happened during the hours of darkness. The county council have had the corner under observation for some time and a number of different signs have been tried. A new warning sign, which is illuminated at night, has been recently erected; its effectiveness will be closely watched.